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The Stonewall riot

The riot that inspired the gay rights movement; Saddam Hussein's war against the Kurds; two notorious British serial killers; fighting for fat people in America; and Catch-22

The riot that inspired the modern gay rights movement; Saddam Hussein's 1980s genocidal campaign against Iraq's Kurds; notorious British serial killers, Fred and Rose West; 50 years of fighting for fat people in America; and Joseph Heller on his seminal work, Catch-22.

Picture: the Stonewall Inn today (Getty Images)

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53 minutes

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Mon 1 Jul 2019 23:06GMT

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  • Sat 29 Jun 2019 14:06GMT
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